We are delighted to announce the exciting details of our plans for this years non-league day. We host Dover Athletic at the Progression Solicitors Stadium on this years NLD, which is taking place on Saturday 12th October.
Firstly, local schools will receive 3500 free advance U16 tickets this week for a family-friendly Non League Day that will also celebrate diversity in both football and the local community.
We have linked up with The Bluebirds Trust and Furness Multicultural Forum to promote the ticket giveaway, which will also see adult tickets available for the fantastic price of just £9.
The day will also see the players spreading the anti-racist message of ‘Furness Families Against Hate’, by wearing a T-shirt designed in a competition for local schools during the warm ups. There will be a collection for the Furness Multicultural Forum’s Youth Club projects and a Rock Against Hate gig after the match in the Cross Bar too.
Furness Multicultural board member, Chris Altree added, “Furness has a proud tradition of welcoming families in times of trouble and we are proud to work with Barrow A.F.C on Non League Day, to highlight the positive work done in our community.”
Barrow Manager Ian Evatt also recognised the importance of diversity, saying “Football is universal; wherever you are from and it’s really important to get the next generation of supporters interested in the club. The work the organisers and businesses are doing to make that happen is magnificent.”
The initiatives are expected to provide a bumper crowd on match day, something Bluebirds Captain Josh Granite says is really important to the players, “it’s said a lot; but a bigger home crowd really does make a difference. A bumper gate for Non-League Day would be something special and we are really looking forward to seeing the turnout.”
The Bluebirds Trust have worked very hard to make a lot of this possible and their chairman Steve Herbert said, “Non League Day, a national event, is a brilliant way of celebrating the best of our area and we couldn’t have done it without companies NG Bailey, Edmundsons and Volker Stevin supporting us by sponsoring the giveaway and the day.”
You can buy your tickets online HERE
We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Progression Solicitors Stadium for what is sure to be a great day!